Summer Hurricanes ~ #002 August 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for Phoneography Monday: Macro

©14 Shelter in Place 3 sml 6x


One After Another: Iselle and Julio


the storm prep is methodical. early warning has been given. i don’t need to rush. loose items in the yard. an odd tool here or there. trash bins. recycling bins. chairs. benches. tables. what-ever. bunched on the lanai (porch). as most neighboring houses are doing.

in the past i’ve taken my bonsai inside the house. coating the floors. in a major jungle forest. with hiking trails. from room to room. this time i simply bring the the little trees down. under the metal pipe and catwalk-tread stands. pots. ceramic shards. buckets of soil. stones. tools. and what-not. bunched against and between cement bricks.

water jugs filled. food i keep on hand for just this reason. light will be fine with or without power. first aid available. my iPad. the house (mostly) unplugged. my hurricane prep is ready.

i hunker down.

Iselle and Julio. the double hurricanes. wobbling steadily across the Pacific Ocean. toward the islands. spot on. like double bowling balls toward a line of pins.

the Big Island takes a direct smack from hurricane Iselle. bringing high tide plus storm surge. that wraps entirely around the shoreline. and flows inland. winds blast anything that gets in the way. electrical power goes down. trees fall. buildings become tinker toy play things. yet all of this seems to take a lot of the power out of hurricane Iselle.

hurricane winds hit the volcano(s) with force. powerful Pele (the volcano goddess) vs Iselle the lead punch hurricane. Pele takes the winds down a notch to tropical storm status. Iselle passes further and further south. away from the rest of the island chain.

Julio seems deterred. a detour begins that waggles further and further north. leaving rough waters. wave chop. and brown salt soup. on the northern shorelines. of all islands. and very little else.

the expected miles of rain are relatively few. mild wind reaches my house. a small branch is knocked from the avocado tree. no avocados fall. the rain bands are strong. however broken up. between bands of sun. allowing the run off to find places to go. without backing up. into endless flooding.

still that first night i braced. it’s always going to be this way. either i prepare or i don’t prepare. if the hurricane passes it’s a lot of work and seems without reason. yet the one time the hurricane strikes head on—i want to be prepared. because i know what happens when hurricane forces hit.

I shelter in place
for the miles of rain
an activity


Altered Scanner App Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • iPad 2
  • Scanner Pro App
  • ArtStudio App
  • Perfect Effects 8
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

My response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Macro for Monday August 11, 2014, found on the Lens and Pens by Sally blog.

Below are the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge themes for each Monday of the month:

  • 1st Monday: Nature
  • 2nd Monday: Macro
  • 3rd Monday: Black and White
  • 4th Monday: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, or Travel).
  • 5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.

My response is in the form of haiga and haibun. Two of the many Haiku and Related Forms in the field of poetry.

Haiga as I see it is image which includes haiku as part of the image—image and haiku as one work.

Haibun as I see it is prose or poetry (other than haiku) plus one or more haiku.


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